Max Yurkofsky is a doctoral student in the education policy, leadership, and instructional practice concentration at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research focuses on how institutional, organizational, and political factors shape the integration of continuous school improvement processes in schools and districts. He helped to design the Introduction to Data Wise Harvardx course, the Data Wise in Action online course, and the Data Wise Online Institute. He has served as a teaching fellow in three institutes (two online, one in-person), and has coached five different school-level teams through the Data Wise process as part of the Data Wise in Action course. Before coming to HGSE, Max was a 1st, 2nd, and 4th grade teacher in Detroit. Max holds a B.A. in the College of Social Studies from Wesleyan University.